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E2500 wireless N600 router provides advanced simultaneous dual band performance for your home network, while the AE2500 wireless N USB adaptor provides new performance levels for existing laptops and desktops with USB ports. Bundle includes N600 Wireless router and N600 Wireless USB adaptor
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Date First Available
June 10, 2013
Warranty & Support
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I was originally looking at the Linksys E1200 N300 but after looking at the specifications I went with the Linksys E2500 N600. The major difference between E1200 and the E2500 is that the E2500 is dual band. I was switching from WRT54GL, which was a great router, but it just stopped working.
The router arrived in good packaging, the box was big enough for it, but the package that was holding the router was broken. I was not sure if the router was used, or just a faulty packaging. It looks like someone has cut the plastic with scissors or a knife.
The setup was really, really, really easy, it takes less than 10 minutes to install the software and get everything connected. I have connected more than 8 devices already to the network. There was no issue with connecting Epson WF2540 and allowing it to share for all devices. I don't see any issues with AirPlay.
I have read reviews stating that some people have trouble with streaming. I don't have the issue with streaming from my laptop to the TV or any other device. My recommendation is to check your internet speed, and if you have a lot of devices connected at the same time that might be the issue as well that the provider is not providing enough juice to the router. I configured the router for AirPlay with the help of lifehacker.com website . Search for "How to make your entire home airplay compatible".
When I am on the second floor of the house the signal is good, but when going down to the basement I see sometimes that the signal gets lost but then it comes back.
Note that the name during the installation will be used the same for both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands. It is normal for dual-band router to have two networks with the same name. You are able to connect to either 2.4GHz or 5Ghz.
If anything starts to change I will update the review.
Pro *Really EASY to install via Cisco Connect *Great speed *No signal drops *Nice design *Good for apartment or small home
Cons *No manual or instruction (It really is not needed, but some people are used to having instructions)
My wife and I, being older, don't do a lot online anymore, checking email and surfing the web, stuff like that. Suddenly a granddaughter and her two young boys moved in. Now we had one child on the desktop watching Sponge Bob, his mom and younger brother watching a movie on her laptop while my wife was working on her Ancestry. com account and I was listening to a podcast on the Kindle. Things started getting real slow. I bought the Linksys and my problem was solved. It was so easy to set up that I think the six year old could have done it -- and he can't read! Honestly folks, it was the easiest setup I have ever seen. And the router is a real work horse.
Awesome Router! This router makes my old one, a WRT54g feel ancient. Easy to connect and get everything online. I even have a guest account for family visitors. I would recommend this product to everyone. It's faster than a speeding bullet....no lie!! Have had no drops in service since. I love it!
PHEW- finally we got a router that works- we kept getting pushed off line! we had to restart every 10 minutes it seemed. I had gotten another brand a year ago and it was sooooooooooooo slow. this is super fast and does a great job!
I spent all day on this. I couldn't get it to connect long enough to configure. Support was a joke. The brand label is Linksys, which I've always had good luck with, but when I tried to get support I was taken to Cisco, and then to Belkin. I honestly don't know who made it, Linksys, Cisco, or Belkin. (perhaps neither!)
I've always had trouble with Belkin products and sure enough I couldn't easily get web support on this. Linksys apparently is no more, but whether it was actually made by Belkin or Cisco, it doesn't work and I couldn't easily get support to assist me.
I had had enough - so back it went. Thankfully to Amazon, they have a good return policy.
I got this cause my old freebie one sent by my ISP died. So far it's doing great and range is fine with my small apartment as there are few walls in the way and no second floor.
It CAN be upgraded with the Tomato Firmware, which will give you much better security, function, features, and pro router level ability. (You can also increase your wifi range using built in settings for boosting signal, but do not go above 70 signal strength as this will make the wifi chip run hotter than designed.)
Tomato/Linux firmware installed/exact binary I used was latest Shibby build for the Linksys e2500 / file name is:
You can easily revert back to your original firmware if the need for that comes up.
The reason for minus one star is the wifi USB adaptor is not very good and tends to overheat/drop signal and has some crappy driver operation in various operating systems. (You can correct the heat issues by using a Dremel to make air slots in the plastic cover.)
UPDATE: (5-7-14) - Everything still works fine, upgraded firmware has been awesome. Just now updated again and can confirm Tomato/Shibby firmware build below also works just as well on this router.